Counting kicks is a simple way to monitor your baby’s well-being. Expectant parents should begin counting at the start of the third trimester.
Start a timer and record the time it takes for you to feel 10 movements.
Pick a time when baby is active to start counting, preferably the same time every day.
After each counting session, compare that time with your past sessions.
Contact your provider if you notice any significant changes in the amount of time it takes to get to 10.
Our goal is to make kick counting a common practice in the third trimester by reaching as many providers and expectant parents as possible.
Iowa’s stillbirth rate decreased by 32% during the first 10 years of the Count the Kicks campaign.
Our goal is to save 7,500 babies in the U.S. every year by expanding Count the Kicks.
We are partnered with 12 different state health agencies to provide free or low-cost resources nationwide.
Count the Kicks is an evidence-based stillbirth prevention campaign that provides educational resources to healthcare providers and expectant parents.
Every Woman Counts
Featuring Glennon Doyle
Every Woman Counts is an annual fundraising event for Healthy Birth Day, Inc. the nonprofit organization that created Count the Kicks. Join us May 11 for an interactive, virtual experience featuring New York Times Bestselling Author, Glennon Doyle. Share this empowering hour with women across the country as we gather to further the Count the Kicks mission!Register to Attend